Aaron Johnson

22 June 1806–10 May 1877 (Age 70)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Aaron

When Aaron Johnson was born on 22 June 1806, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Didymus Johnson, was 38 and his mother, Ruhamah Stevens, was 38. He married Polly Zerviah Kelsey on 13 September 1827, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 10 May 1877, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Aaron Johnson
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 18 May 1846
Mary Eliza Johnson
William Lorenzo Johnson
Emily Marinda Johnson
Ina Johnson
Olive Johnson
Celestine Johnson
Celestia Johnson
Sylvina or Tina Johnson
Bruce Lyman Johnson
Mitchell Raymond Johnson
Mark S Johnson

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  • Marriage
    18 May 1846Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 12
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    BIOGRAPHY OF AARON JOHNSON 1806-1877 Aaron Johnson, son of Didymus and Rheuama Stevens, was born in Haddam, Conn. June 2, 1806. On his father’s side genealogy is authentically traced to Capt. …

    Sources (109)

    • Aaron Johnson, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Aaron Johnson in entry for Silas W Johnson and Ada May Pelkey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Aaron Johnson in entry for Moses Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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